1. Z

    WTB: ESXi 7 / vSphere license

    Looking to purchase a ESXi license and/or vsphere for a (small biz/ single CPU / single server) and looking for people that are resellers or have suggestions on how to purchase. Currently on Free but it expires in 60 days. PM with costs.
  2. S

    Mixed physical servers in cluster?

    I'm working in a new environment and before my time they under spec'd their vSphere ESXi host servers. Afterwards, they went and bought a few physical servers to handle heavy workloads. So they have a small virtualized environment for non-essential servers and a few mission critical physical...
  3. E

    HP RGS + VMWare vGPU add a second monitor "head"

    Hello - Wondering if anyone has any insight or ideas here... essentially we want to use HP Remote Graphics Software to connect to virtual desktops running on ESXi with a shared virtual GPU being passed through to the guests for AutoCAD. Overall this works - however when we set the VDI...
  4. M

    VDI with horizon 7.5.1

    I have a vmware horizon 7.5.1 environment with 4 host in a cluster. I’m provisioning windows 10 guest in my desktop pool, I also have nvidia grid gpu’s assigned to be used by the guest machines that also are configured with 6gig of ram and 2 cpu’s each. I have about 300 vdi guest and in the...
  5. DooKey

    VMware Acquires VeloCloud as it Moves Deeper into Networking

    VMware has acquired VeloCloud, a startup that focuses on cloud-based wide area networks. It appears that VMware is using this acquisition to challenge Cisco. Furthermore, when all is said and done I believe this is going to be a win for cloud customers and VMware. It's time to broaden the...
  6. K

    What Tool for Automation?

    I am looking for something like Puppet or Chef that can be used for automation. It needs to be agentless, and preferably free or at least not very expensive. I would like it to at least work with Windows and VMware, but support for Linux and network devices would also be nice. I was considering...
  7. K

    Windows 2012 R2 Failover Cluster with Virtual RDM - Cluster Across Boxes?

    It seems difficult to find a solid answer to this question. VMs are running on vSphere 5.5 across multiple ESXi hosts. VMware documentation says both physical and virtual are supported in this configuration but physical is recommended. The same documentation also states, "Clusters across...
  8. Zarathustra[H]

    Critical VMWare Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0004.3

    If you use VMWare's DaaS, vCenter, vROps or Hyperic, right about now would be a good time to apply the latest patch for VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2017-0004.3, which allows for remote code execution and complete system compromise. Personally I wouldn't want to leave vCenter 6.0 or 6.5...
  9. Zarathustra[H]

    AMD Ryzen with VMWare ESXi: A Pink Screen of Death

    Here's one for those of you who hang out in our Virtualized Computing subforum. With all of those cores for not very much money, many of us have been secretly thinking about whether or not Ryzen would make for a good ESXi server. The answer right now is, probably not. At least not in 6.5...
  10. S

    Need help for graphics/VDI hw+sw decisions for my ESXi homebrew

    As the question says, I'm setting up an ESXi host, which I'm planning to use to run household desktop (VDI) and small server functions. The general workload will be light and the setup should be able to cope, but the graphics load + handling + hardware is the one area I'm still unclear what I...
  11. imsuchageek

    Fed up! How can we disable / block ICMP (ping) on ESXi 6 hosts? We need an expert!!!

    We have spent days on this and have gotten no where. Here's the deal. I need to disable ICMP, at a minimum ping/echo, responses from the management IP to all non-local subnets. So in other words, lets say a random ESXi server's IP is I need all hosts on 10.10.10.x/24 to...
  12. J

    Physical vs. Virtual FreeNAS + iSCSI vs. NFS: performance testing results.

    Hi everyone, I've wanted to see how well FreeNAS would perform in back to back tests on physical vs. virtual hosts on the same hardware for a while now and finally have all the parts together to do some initial testing. My vision is to have a single box that can do it all for my homelab and...
  13. N

    Help needed with VMware, Torque, NFS - for school

    Hi everyone :) I may sound like a n00b but I could really use some help with my school project that will define my grade. Professor told me to install VMware and install 3 virtual machines, then to use NFS so clients can see a machine on server, and then to use Torque (PBS) to submit a result of...
  14. Cerulean

    What version of SSH / OpenSSH is the latest version of ESXi 6 running?

    I am also needing the version number of SSH / OpenSSH in the latest HPE image of ESXi. Nevermind. I wasn't able to run the HPE image as a VM (need real HP hardware), and in vanilla ESXI 6 VMware removed the -v version parameter from SSH. They should get a slap on the wrist. My purpose here on...
  15. O

    vmware esxi 5.5, 6.0 and 6.1 beta + iser ?!

    did anybody manage to have ** any ** esxi working with iser? we\re using all available esxi versions since 5.5 and mellanox cx2-3-4 adapters, linux iser target and... no luck so far ;(( linux-to-linux works fine with roce v1, v2 and native infiniband fyi any ideas?
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    Home VM server

    Hello, I am currently running VMware on my gaming PC: i5 4690k 24GB of ram 250GB ssd samsung 850 evo (other hardware i think does not matter much but here it is xfx 750w TS asus Maximus VII Ranger I have 8 VMs running currently and i am looking to expand to about 20 VMs total. All VMs are...
  17. B

    ESXi 6.0 and AMD R9 Fury Working Procedure

    A few days I posted that I had got the AMD R9 Fury working with GPU Passthrough in ESXi in this thread: Passthrough Gaming Rig Upgrade At the time i didn't quite know a step by step procedure of how I got things working (other than "i went to bed"), I just wanted people to know that it was...
  18. D

    Nested virtualization experiences?

    So I've recently come across an HP DL380 G7, and it's amazing to have some real server horsepower in the house. I've been wanting to play with clustering in Hyper-V for the sake of work and especially to experiment with the RDS VDI. The perfect solution to this is doing some nested...